Wednesday seems to be that day that can send us in to a panic ("It's ALREADY Wednesday??") or bring discouragement ("It's ONLY Wednesday?") each week. I'd like to try to shine some light on this day of doom by starting a weekly post with words of encouragement, amusement, and inspiration.
This Week's Words:Since my husband has been working so often the last few weeks, we have grown accustomed to seeing him in his button down "work shirts" 7 days a week (he wears them to church on Sundays too). When he finally had a day off and was dressing for a visit with my grandparents, he came out of the bathroom wearing a polo shirt. Our three year old bombarded him at the doorway, "You gotta be kidding me, Daddy. You're not wearing a work shirt?" she asked with abundant animation. Then she shook her head and walked away mumbling, "Wow. You just gotta' be kidding me." like a little old lady.
Nicodemus (a Pharisee) probably thought to himself: "You've got to be kidding me? Born AGAIN?" when he was caught off guard by Jesus' teaching of salvation:
"Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." -John 3:4-7
Were you caught off guard by Jesus' teachings? Have you been born again? For more on your personal salvation, read THIS.
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